I received the information on these cards just before I was off on a holiday, so just now getting to post about them….
Tony Heaton’s “Greetings from England” line of cards and limited edition prints are quite lovely, our interest being of course those connected to Jane Austen [though certainly not limited to Austen only [isn’t that a name of a blog out there somewhere?] as I for one cannot resist the Shakespeare, the Hardy, or a number of the grand stately houses he depicts. Mr. Heaton, MDesRCA, kindly sent me several samples of the Jane Austen set – I will be ordering a number of each to sell at our meetings to benefit our JASNA-Vermont group.
Here is a sampling of what you will find when you visit the Greetings from England website:
[the images below are very small – go to the website to see a full-size image – the cards are quite large (8×6) and suitable for framing if you did not want the expense of a limited print (which are 12×18)]
Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre:
Thomas Hardy’s cottage:
The Cerne Abbas Giant:
There are many Heritage sites in the UK – from Westminster Abbey, The Tower of London, Greenwich’s Royal Naval College, to the coastline of West Dorset and East Devon…
And for Jane Austen? – for that is why we are here after all…
and Jane Austen’s Bath:
There are a number more, so please visit the site to see these and more full-sized images at: http://www.greetingsfromengland.co.uk/
And this lovely little surprise, as I find if all does not come back to Jane Austen, it is sure to come full circle to Vermont:
The American Museum in Britain – Vermont Quilt
Detail of one side of a Log Cabin-Barn Raising quilt made by
Sarah Bryant of Mount Holly, Vermont, New England USA – 1886
*All images from the Greetings from England website, copyright Tony Heaton, and used with permission. Please request permission directly from Mr. Heaton for re-use of any kind. Mr. Heaton also creates home portraits – contact him at his website for further information.